Sunday, November 30, 2014

Homes for Heroes

Homes for Heroes
Do you qualify as a local hero to take advantage of this home buying program?

Pam Brantley, broker of Realty Masters, is now a registered Homes for Heroes Realtor! As Pam is a retired navy nurse, she is very excited to help community heroes take advantage of the Homes for Heroes program.

Through Homes for Heroes, Pam works with a preferred group to honor special community heroes. All participating companies, including the realtor, offer significant discounts and rebates to help ease the upfront costs associated with buying or selling a home.

This program thanks:

  • Active duty military
  • Veterans
  • Educators
  • Firefighters and EMT
  • Police Officers
  • Medical Field 
The Homes for Heroes website quotes an average savings of $2,000 for these groups! 

Learn more here:

Realty Masters is happy to participate in this program by giving a percentage of her commission back to Homes for Heroes to help pay your closing costs whether you are buying or selling a home.

Do you qualify?
To learn more about this valuable program and to find out if you qualify, email or call her at Realty Masters at (850) 473-3983.

Thanks and have a great day,
Pam Keen, Broker, CRS, USNR
Realty Masters of FL ~

(850) 473 3983
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Restaurants thriving in Downtown Pensacola

New Restaurants thriving in Downtown Pensacola~ 
Pensacola area residents enjoy new dining choices on Palafox.

Long gone are the days of choosing pizza or a hamburger when dining in Downtown Pensacola. Just a few years ago, residents had few choices for dining in the heart of Downtown Pensacola.  With staples like New York Nicks, Hopjacks, and later Tin Cow, Palafox has seen several new restaurants like The Wine Bar on Palafox, Beef O Brady's, Jacos, Carmens Lunch Bar, and even al Fresco.

One of the most popular new restaurants thriving in downtown Pensacola is Khon's on Palafox. Their slogan is "Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine, Sushi, and Fine Sake."

Khon's is located at 34 Palafox Pl., and is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11 to 2 pm and for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 pm.  View their menu which includes a wide variety of sushi, tapas, fried rice and noodle bowls here:

Downtown Pensacola Restaurants
Khon's Southeast Asian Cuisine is a new restaurant thriving on Palafox St. in Downtown Pensacola~ 

Following the success of Khon's, a second sushi restaurant opened on Palafox, Nom Sushi Izakaya, Nom has received 5 star reviews since it opened in October.  Nom is located at 410 S. Palafox St. near the intersection of Main St. in the SOGO district of Downtown Pensacola.

Also new in the SOGO district is So Chopped, located inside of the Bodacious Brew at 407 S. Palafox St.  This salad bar style restaurant is the first of its type in the Pensacola area. So Chopped offers over 40 different salad bar toppings including a variety of greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, meats, and cheeses.  So Chopped is open Monday through Friday for lunch between 10:30 to 5:30 pm and open on Saturdays from 10:30 to 2:30 pm.

Cars line Palafox St. at dinner time! 
V. Paul's Italian Restaurant has also been popular with Pensacolians since it opened this summer.   V. Paul's Italian Restaurant is located at 29 Palafox Pl. In addition to a fancy restaurant with a full bar and a banquet space available for lease.

V. Paul's offers fine Italian cuisine with seafood, duck, veal, chicken, steak and vegetarian options.  You can view their menu here:

What are your favorite restaurants Downtown?
Want to know more about new real estate developments in Downtown Pensacola?  Read this:

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

30 year low for First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyers buying less!
NAR reports 30 year low in first time home buyers.

The National Association of Realtors released their annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers earlier this month.  Only 33% of those who bought homes were first time home buyers, compared to 38% last year. 

Historically, this represents the lowest percentage of first time home buyers since 1987 marking a 30 year low.  Despite a recovering economy and historically low interest rates, millennials are not purchasing homes. Millenials make up the young adults born between early 1980's and early 2000's. 

Economists are citing several reasons for this dip:
Pensacola Real Estate
Pensacola Real Estate ~ Several deals available for first time
home buyers!
  • High student loan debt
  • Millienials are getting married and starting families later in life
  • More young adults living at home
  • Harder to save up down payment with rising rent costs
  • Lack of consumer confidence
According to NAR, the median age of first time home buyers was 31 years old, and the average home price for first time home buyers was $169,000.

There is good news! With an average home price of $175,000 for the Pensacola Real Estate Market in 2014, many of the homes on the market are available for a first time home buyer to purchase.  We are working with several Pensacola area lenders who have special loan programs that can offer 100% financing.  Are you interested in purchasing your first home? Email or just call our sales team at (850) 473-3983.

The drop in first time home buyers is reported to be holding back the housing recovery.  Are you a millienial? If so, what is holding you back from making the leap to homeownership?

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beulah, FL area continues to grow

Beulah area of Pensacola continues to grow.
New jobs at Navy Federal bring continued growth to Beulah.
More great news for Beulah! 

Last month, Navy Federal Credit union announced 5,000 more jobs coming to the Pensacola headquarters.

Navy Federal Credit Union off Beulah Rd.
Navy Federal Credit Union off Beulah Rd.

Last week, Escambia County residents voted to renew the half cent sales tax for education which will fund a new elementary and middle school. 

Beulah, one of the fastest growing areas in Pensacola, is located in Northern Escambia County, FL 32526 off US Hwy 90 ( 9 Mile Rd ) and is convenient to I-10, UWF, Navy Federal Credit Union, and Beulah Park.

Because of this growth, we are seeing an increased amount of sales activity in the Beulah real estate market. If you are looking for a home to lease or purchase in the Beulah, FL area near Navy Federal Credit Union, call our friendly agents at (850) 473-3983. 

Below is one of the newest listings in the Beulah area, a four bedroom home in Busbee Plantation.   This home is for sale $147,500 ~ View more photos on our home website

This newly built, 4 bedroom 2 bath home located at 6777 Fort Deposit Rd., Pensacola, FL 32526 in the Beulah area.  If you are looking to purchase a home in the Pensacola area or want to tour this home, call us at (850) 473 3983 or email

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983

Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at